The assessment cycles for the university vary according to whether you are reporting on an administrative unit, a core curriculum course, or an academic unit (including academic programs, certificates, and Dean's offices). The academic year for reports is defined as summer, fall, and spring.
For Administrative Units, including centers and institutes, the assessment cycle is completed annually. Every year reports will include assessment plans (updated Outcomes and Methods) as well as Results data and Use of Results for Improvement based on these data. Starting for improvement actions reported in 2017-18, subsequent reports will require a Follow-up with documentation proving the improvement action was implemented.
Timelines are vary by area in order to best fit patterns for goal planning and the execution of improvement strategies. All academic programs and courses collect data yearly, create improvement actions based on two years of data, and report on the implementation of improvements after one year of developing them. All administrative units (including centers and institutes), operate on a yearly cycle to mirror the fiscal year planning and reporting they conduct internally.
A detailed description of the timelines are described below: